• About Cree House

    Explore the Dumfries and Galloway area, 13 miles from the town of Dumfries, and a few miles from the sandy shore.

    "Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . ."

    In three acres of glorious garden grounds, surrounded by lakes of water lilies, splendid trees, flowering shrubs and woodland drives, the splendid cottages at Kinmount Castle are only a few miles from the sandy shoreline, which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves. This meticulous, architect-designed conversion has transformed the Victorian servants’ wing of magnificent Kinmount House into a delightful courtyard cluster of eight holiday cottages, seven of which we feature here, which retain a wealth of original features and details, and possess tremendous atmosphere and charm, which makes it an ideal marquee wedding venue with ballroom included. They enjoy shared use of outstanding facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool, which has been sensitively incorporated into one side of the courtyard. Open daily all year round, the pool has full changing facilities, and its building also houses a sauna, sunbed, cardio gym and games room with pool table. The cottages themselves have been luxuriously appointed; the master bedrooms have four-poster beds, the kitchens are lavishly equipped and the utmost care has been taken over the choice of fabrics and furnishings. Alongside the gracious main house, they are set around the attractive courtyard with patio and barbecue areas – and an extensive grassed area offers plenty of space to relax. From the cottages, there is immediate access to the grounds where azaleas and rhododendrons are a pageant of colour in the summer. With lakes in front of the house, it is a fitting setting for properties of the finest quality, which boast views over shimmering waters to the Lakeland Hills across the Solway Firth.

    Kinmount Castle has access to exclusive salmon beats on the Rivers Annan and Nith including the famous Barjarg beat that boasts a salmon catch of 67lb, in 1812, by well-known poacher, Jock Wallace, and confirmed by the Earl of the home. More up to date catches are now giving an average of 59 salmon and 160 sea trout in a a season along this two mile beat. One to one fishing tuition can also be arranged for novices. Prices at cost – dependant on the time of year.
    Just 2 miles from the cottages is Powfoot, created in the 1790s as a sea-bathing resort by one of the owners of Kinmount House. Set above a beach, it has an excellent golf course, one of several along this coast. About a mile further on, the river at the redstone town of Annan is famous for its salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing, and there are pleasant walks along both banks. The town boasts a choice of restaurants and pubs, as well as a sports centre. At Ecclefechan (6 miles) Thomas Carlyle’s birthplace is to be found, containing a collection of relics and letters. Rammerscales (8 miles) is a Georgian house linked with Flora MacDonald. Along the coast at Caerlaverock (8 miles), 13,000-acres of salt-marsh and foreshore have been designated a National Nature Reserve; barnacle, pink-footed and greylag geese feeding on the saltings in Autumn and Winter make this one of the most notable bird sanctuaries in Britain. Overlooking the reserve from a wooded mound are the striking red sandstone ruins of Caerlaverock Castle, dating from the 13th century and besieged many times during the Border wars.

    In the parish church at Ruthwell, the Ruthwell cross is a most impressive example of 7th-century stone carving, inscribed with verses from The Dream of the Rood. Dumfries (13 miles) is renowned for its Burns museum, and has a fine golf course. Further west are quaint fishing villages and the rugged beauty of the Galloway Hills.
    The area offers opportunities for sailing, water sports and riding, and the nearby towns offer good shopping and a variety of inns and eating places. Shops 3 miles.

    Spacious sitting room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. Open-plan kitchen/dining room. Utility room off kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft pine four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity and gas central heating £20per week

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD 
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared payphone
    • Shared grounds with furniture and picnic area
    • Shared barbecue
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool – open daily 9am to 8pm, all year round
    • Games room with pool table
    • Cardio gym
    • Coin-operated upright sunbed
    • Sauna
    • NB: Lakes in grounds. Couples and family bookings only.
    • No smoking

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    Key information
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      Cottage

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      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 6 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Games room
      Games room
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Swimming pool - indoor
      Swimming pool - indoor
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Gym
      Gym
    • Active family holidays
      Active family holidays
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    Hoseasons "Explore the Dumfries and Galloway area 13 miles from the town of Dumfries and a few miles from the sandy shore.\n\n\nShimmering lakes wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . .\n\nIn three acres of glorious garden grounds surrounded by lakes of water lilies splendid trees flowering shrubs and woodland drives the splendid cottages at Kinmount Castle are only a few miles from the sandy shoreline which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves. This meticulous architect-designed conversion has transformed the Victorian servants’ wing of magnificent Kinmount House into a delightful courtyard cluster of eight holiday cottages seven of which we feature here which retain a wealth of original features and details and possess tremendous atmosphere and charm which makes it an ideal marquee wedding venue with ballroom included. They enjoy shared use of outstanding facilities including a superb indoor heated swimming pool which has been sensitively incorporated into one side of the courtyard. Open daily all year round the pool has full changing facilities and its building also houses a sauna sunbed cardio gym and games room with pool table. The cottages themselves have been luxuriously appointed the master bedrooms have four-poster beds the kitchens are lavishly equipped and the utmost care has been taken over the choice of fabrics and furnishings. Alongside the gracious main house they are set around the attractive courtyard with patio and barbecue areas – and an extensive grassed area offers plenty of space to relax. From the cottages there is immediate access to the grounds where azaleas and rhododendrons are a pageant of colour in the summer. With lakes in front of the house it is a fitting setting for properties of the finest quality which boast views over shimmering waters to the Lakeland Hills across the Solway Firth.\n\nKinmount Castle has access to exclusive salmon beats on the Rivers Annan and Nith including the famous Barjarg beat that boasts a salmon catch of 67lb in 1812 by well-known poacher Jock Wallace and confirmed by the Earl of the home. More up to date catches are now giving an average of 59 salmon and 160 sea trout in a a season along this two mile beat. One to one fishing tuition can also be arranged for novices. Prices at cost – dependant on the time of year.\nJust 2 miles from the cottages is Powfoot created in the 1790s as a sea-bathing resort by one of the owners of Kinmount House. Set above a beach it has an excellent golf course one of several along this coast. About a mile further on the river at the redstone town of Annan is famous for its salmon sea trout and brown trout fishing and there are pleasant walks along both banks. The town boasts a choice of restaurants and pubs as well as a sports centre. At Ecclefechan 6 miles Thomas Carlyle’s birthplace is to be found containing a collection of relics and letters. Rammerscales 8 miles is a Georgian house linked with Flora MacDonald. Along the coast at Caerlaverock 8 miles 13000-acres of salt-marsh and foreshore have been designated a National Nature Reserve barnacle pink-footed and greylag geese feeding on the saltings in Autumn and Winter make this one of the most notable bird sanctuaries in Britain. Overlooking the reserve from a wooded mound are the striking red sandstone ruins of Caerlaverock Castle dating from the 13th century and besieged many times during the Border wars.\n\nIn the parish church at Ruthwell the Ruthwell cross is a most impressive example of 7th-century stone carving inscribed with verses from The Dream of the Rood. Dumfries 13 miles is renowned for its Burns museum and has a fine golf course. Further west are quaint fishing villages and the rugged beauty of the Galloway Hills. \nThe area offers opportunities for sailing water sports and riding and the nearby towns offer good shopping and a variety of inns and eating places. Shops 3 miles. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSpacious sitting room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. Open-plan kitchendining room. Utility room off kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor Double bedroom with 5ft pine four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.\n\n\n\nElectricity and gas central heating £20per week\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGas ‘coal-effect’ fire\n \n\n\n\n\nBed linen and towels included\n\n\n\nTravel cot\n\n\n\nHigh chair\n\n\n\nSatellite TV\n\n\n\nDVD \n\n\n\nCD\n\n\n\nMicrowave\n\n\n\nWasherdryer\n\n\n\nDishwasher\n\n\n\nShared payphone\n\n\n\nShared grounds with furniture and picnic area\n\n\n\nShared barbecue\n\n\n\nParking\n\n\n\nIndoor heated\n\n \n\nswimming pool\n\n \n\n– open daily 9am to 8pm all year round\n\n \n\n\n\n\n\nGames room with pool table\n\n\n\nCardio gym\n\n\n\nCoin-operated upright sunbed\n\n\n\nSauna\n\n\n\nNB Lakes in grounds. Couples and family bookings only.\n\n\n\nNo smoking\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/136/840/136019.jpg SAZ

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